“I never thought I’d see an ape so far away from Africa, and you should have seen the way it was beating its chest, bloody well obscene display of sheer power,” Graham Jameson, a visitor from Stoke-on-Trent, England, told the BBC World Service.
The tourists were on a guided tour of the Capitol Hill area when they were stopped in their tracks by the ape display.
“I had a banana with me when I saw the apes and I threw it amongst them. I’ve never seen anything like it. We had to leave soon after as they started to look at us with hungry eyes,” Doreen Summersby, another package holidayer said from her Motel room.